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Rx: 50Gy/25fx

2014 AAMD / ROR Plan Challenge

1:35 IMRT treatment field delivery time


Name (ID): ROQS-25, Breast-Simple (ROQS-25)
Plan or PlanSum ID: 3tang2SX1b

Structure ID Structure Code Patient Structure DVH Objective Evaluator Variation Priority Met Achieved
BREAST_PTV_EVAL   PTVBreastEval40G V50.0Gy[%] >=95 90   Variation 94.49 %
LUMPECTOMY_PTV_EVAL   OrgLumpPTV V50.0Gy[%] >=99 95   Goal 100.00 %
BREAST_PTV_EVAL   PTVBreastEval40G D50.0%[Gy] <=52.5 56   Goal 52.324 Gy
BREAST_PTV_EVAL   PTVBreastEval40G Max[Gy] <=53.5 57.5   Variation 53.941 Gy
HEART   HEART V10.0Gy[%] <=3 10   Goal 2.83 %
HEART   HEART Mean[Gy] <=2 5   Variation 2.538 Gy
LEFT_VENTRICLE   LEFT_VENTRICLE Mean[Gy] <=4 10   Variation 4.276 Gy
IPSILATERAL_LUNG   IPSILATERAL_LUNG V20.0Gy[%] <=5 15   Variation 6.00 %
IPSILATERAL_LUNG   IPSILATERAL_LUNG V10.0Gy[%] <=7.5 20   Variation 9.10 %
IPSILATERAL_LUNG   IPSILATERAL_LUNG V5.0Gy[%] <=10 30   Variation 17.56 %
CONTRA_BREAST   CONTRA_BREAST D0.03cc[Gy] <=1 4.96   Variation 1.009 Gy
CONTRA_BREAST   CONTRA_BREAST D5.0%[Gy] <=0.25 1.86   Variation 0.412 Gy
CONTRA_LUNG   CONTRA_LUNG V5.0Gy[%] <=0 2   Goal 0.00 %
Technical Plan Comments

This plan consists of two slightly offset opposed fields (non-divergent to heart and lungs).  First an initial fluence was created. This fluence can be created either using the inverse planning optimizer (with dose constraints entered for target and OARs) or by simply using the the irregular surface compensator tool (which maintains a forward planned workflow).  The initial fluence was edited manually to: (1) create sharper dose gradients against the heart and lungs by deleting unnecessary fluence on the edges of the field and (2) decrease the max dose to the patient.  The latter was accomplished by manually reducing fluence on each side of the target from its respective beam.  Next, global plan normalization was adjusted to compensate for any target coverage lost due to the loss of fluence.  This manual fluence editing process was repeated iteratively until the desired homogeneity was achieved.

When manually editing the fluence edges of the field using the eraser tool in Eclipse, care must be taken because the eraser size is such that large sections of fluence may be deleted while using the tool.  The precision offered by the eraser tool is not as fine as the setting of a fluence/field edge using a jaw or a max-leaf travel constraint that can be applied to other MLCs but is not available for the RDS system due to the design of the RDS MLC.  In spite of the this limitation, this simple two field plan scored well relative to the plans submitted in the 2014 AAMD/ROR plan challenge where many of the highest scoring plans employed multi-field beam arrangements.

Comparative Plan Quality

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